skip to main content
skip to newscasts

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Public News Service Logo
facebook instagram linkedin reddit youtube twitter
view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

SCOTUS rules for Trump on ballot issue; CA high school students earn Google Career Certificates in high-demand fields; NY faith leaders help people address ecological grief; and a group offers abortion travel benefits for Mississippi women.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

The SCOTUS rules no state can remove a federal candidate from an election ballot saying that power rests with Congress, Super Tuesday primaries are today in sixteen states and a Colorado Court rules in the killing of Elijah McClain in police custody.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

Hard times could be ahead for rural school districts that spent federal pandemic money on teacher salaries, a former Oregon lumber community drafts a climate-action plan and West Virginians may soon buy raw milk from squeaky-clean cows.

Global "Heat Map" Shows NC's Role in World Economy

play audio
Play

Wednesday, May 16, 2012   

CARY, N.C. - North Carolina now has a global heat map, which has nothing to do with the temperature. Rather, it shows the state's business climate and global influence.

The interactive map, released today, compiles data about North Carolina's involvement in international business, education and more. It was developed by the Center for International Understanding (CIU) and SAS, a business analytics software company. The center's executive director, Adam Hartzell, explains what makes this "first-of-its-kind" tool significant.

"What's really unique about this tool is that we are pulling together education, business and demographic information into one place. "

With a click, map users can access data by county. For instance, the map says Iredell County has 4,600 jobs provided by foreign-owned companies, and Rockingham County exported $1.5 billion in goods last year.

The information comes from government agencies and business databases. Hartzell says CIU hopes the interactive map is used to further economic development and foster more global programs in both the public and private sectors.

"The business community is particularly entrepreneurial and creative, and I would like to see our school institutions join in that creativity with business people."

He says development of the interactive map is part of the center's overall mission to help make North Carolina more global in its approach.

See the map online at ciu.northcarolina.edu/global-heatmap.


get more stories like this via email

more stories
A study by Wallethub ranked Kentucky 43rd in the nation for residents' dental health. (Adobe Stock)

Health and Wellness

play sound

A bill moving through the Kentucky Legislature would make fluoride treatment in drinking water optional for local municipalities. House Bill 141 …


Social Issues

play sound

Most teenagers eagerly anticipate turning 16 to start driving and 21 for other milestones, but the significance of obtaining the right to vote at 18 …

Social Issues

play sound

New York state lawmakers have appointed members to the Community Commission on Reparations Remedies, created through legislation Gov. Kathy Hochul …


A National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy report illustrated how some wealth was built through discriminatory practices including racially restrictive deed covenants. (Adobe Stock)

Social Issues

play sound

A new report argued many charitable foundations need to examine the origin of their wealth and repair harms done. The National Committee for …

Environment

play sound

A proposed urban reforestation program in Massachusetts aims to help cities mitigate the effects of climate change. Legislation would create a state …

One in four Wyoming kids lives in single-parent families, according to Wyoming Community Foundation data. Such children are more likely to live in poverty compared with their peers in married-parent families. (Adobe Stock)

Social Issues

play sound

A Wyoming nonprofit is helping single mothers climb out of poverty by connecting them with the training and support they need to step into and succeed…

Social Issues

play sound

Ahead of Super Tuesday, a new poll finds a majority of Mainers support replacing the Electoral College system with a national popular vote. More …

Social Issues

play sound

Even though March is barely underway, parents of Wisconsin kids are being encouraged to plan for summer reading activities - especially if their …

 

Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member- and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright 2021